Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I get a clinical evaluation for my child?
Below is a list of clinics that provide psychological evaluations. This is in no way a comprehensive list nor is FCSN recommending
the qualifications of these clinics to provide services. Parents should use their own screening process when determining the
appropriate service for their child. Parents may also want to check with their primary care provider to see if they are able to make
a referral that may be connected with the insurance plan.
The Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine, Inc.
350 Chadbourne Road
Fairfield, CA 94585-9636
Children’s Health Council
700 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-2003
Dale S. Jacknow, M.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
101 S. San Mateo Drive, Suite 208
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342 - 3137
Through primary physician referral
Lucile Packard Children’s Health Services at Stanford
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Patricia A. Mittelstadt, Ph.D., A.B.Pd.N.
Licensed Psychologist, #PSY12703
Specialty: Pediatric Neuropsychology
1220 University Drive, Suite 104
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 322 - 5321
UCSF Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic
401 Parnassus Avenue, Box CAS
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984
Parents Helping Parents
Resources and support
- What are the FCSN membership requirements?
FCSN currently serves over 800 families and 600 special needs individuals. There are no restrictions on ethnicity and
geography. To join FCSN, a prospective member needs to fill out an membership application.
form and pay a $50 one-time membership fee. Though not required, having an open and caring heart is a big plus.
- To what does the $50 membership fee entitle me?
Members can join any of our 44 programs and activities such as family support gatherings
(with seminars, children’s play groups, and dinner), local play and therapy groups, and parent sharing.
Members also have full access to FCSN library resources. Some of our programs require fees to cover the costs.
Pacific Autism Center for Education – PACE
Pacific Autism Learning Services – PALS
Santa Clara Valley Medical Rehabilitation Resource Center
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
Special Need Children Center Foundation
Stepping Stones Center-Based Social Groups
Environmental Traveling Companions